Vic Fangio optimistic about Emmanuel Sanders’ status
Speaking with the media on Tuesday, Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio predicts Emmanuel Sanders could be back sooner than later from a torn Achilles.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon during a practice in December of 2018. It is never good when a player gets injured at any point, but injuries that occur late in the season have the potential to knock players out until late in the offseason or longer.
That might not be the case for Sanders. After practice on Tuesday, head coach Vic Fangio told the media that he thinks Sanders will be able to go sooner than expected.
Time will tell if that ends up being what happens but video evidence shows that Sanders is doing quite well already… three weeks ago.
It is going to be exciting seeing Sanders back out on the field more and more as time goes on. Achilles injuries can take around four to six months to recover from, depending on how fast the person heals. It has been six months since Sanders suffered the injury.
Unless something terrible happens, it looks as if Sanders is going to be good to go for the 2019 season, especially from the four-to-six week timeline.
The Broncos have some talented wide receivers that can fill in if Sanders ends up being unable to go. They drafted two receivers in last year’s draft, Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, who will get plenty of playing time regardless of Sanders’ status.
Sanders turned 32-years old in March, but as the video above indicates, he looks to be doing quite well. I am excited to see the Flacco-to-Sanders connection during the 2019 season. Hopefully we will not have to wait any time at all to witness the combo.
It will be interesting and fun to see how well Flacco and Sanders click in their first season together. I have a feeling it could end up being…